A householder has lashed out at Avondhu Hunt Club after dogs belonging to the group allegedly savaged a flock of ducks on his land. 

59 year old James Joyce was at home in Rockmills, near Kildorrery last Sunday at 4pm when a pack of hunting dogs broke into his yard. 

In a frenzy they attacked James’s ducks ripping their heads and legs off as they feasted. The participants in the hunt were nearby as they pursued a fox across the countryside. 

James said that he was deeply shocked by the experience and has called on the hunt participants to treat the countryside with more respect. 

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